Hanna Ziady is an award-winning journalist for CNN Business in London where she covers financial markets, economies and companies in Europe. She has reported on the fallout from Credit Suisse’s collapse, chronicled Britain’s post-Brexit future and tracked the effects of the coronavirus pandemic on global property markets and supply chains.
Before joining CNN in 2019, Ziady spent almost a decade covering financial services across print, digital and broadcast media in South Africa. She was investment writer at South Africa’s leading business news publication, Business Day and its weekly sister title, Financial Mail.
She also anchored business and markets news programs on Business Day TV.
Prior to joining Business Day, Ziady was a reporter for digital news outlet Moneyweb, regularly anchoring the SAFM Market Update with Moneyweb, a primetime business radio show operated by the South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC). She interviewed South Africa’s then Finance Minister, Pravin Gordhan and Nobel laureate in economics, Joseph Stiglitz for the show, as well as the CEOs of South Africa’s biggest companies. Ziady began her journalism career at an insurance industry trade publication in Cape Town.
In 2017, Ziady was part of a team of 10 journalists from Business Day and the South African Sunday Times that were winners of the print category in the Vodacom Journalist of the Year awards for a series of articles exposing widespread corruption in the public and private sectors under then President Jacob Zuma. She also won a PICA Award in 2013 for a profile on then Lloyd’s of London CEO, Richard Ward and a Discovery Health Journalism Award in 2012 for an analysis of South Africa’s touted National Health Insurance.
Originally from South Africa, Ziady holds a Master’s degree in journalism and media studies from the University of Cape Town. She completed her undergraduate degree at Rhodes University in Grahamstown, majoring in politics, philosophy and music. While studying, she spent a semester abroad at Willamette University in Salem, Oregon, where she interned at The Statesman Journal.